|| Stephen Brown
General: Has potential to help the team as a reserve outfielder or designated hitter Could also see some action as a right-handed bat off the bench Has made tremendous progress during his relatively short period of time as a baseball player and benefited from working on his game on a regular basis since his arrival at Stanford An excellent athlete and talented player with growing baseball experience Grew up in England and has been playing baseball in the United States for only about four years A strong and athletic player with excellent power at the plate and good hands defensively Has a high ceiling level of potential
Cardinal Career: Has seen action in three games and is hitless with one strikeout in four official at bats.
Updated Career Stats
As A Sophomore In 2007: A member of the team but did not see any game action.
2007 Individual Game Notes Game-By-Game Stats
As A Freshman In 2006: Played in three games (all off the bench) in his rookie season, going hitless with a strikeout in four official at bats.
2006 Individual Game Notes Game-By-Game Stats
5/9 at Santa Clara - 2 AB ... career-high at bats 5/6 vs. California - Made his collegiate debut as an eighth inning pinch-hitter
High School: A 2005 graduate of Redwood High School Played his first two seasons at London Central High School in High Wycombe, England Selected First Team All-West Yosemite League in 2005 and Second Team All-West Yosemite League in 2004 Named First Team All-Tulare County in 2005 As senior, hit .412 with three home runs and 24 RBI to go with three triples, 35 hits, 29 runs scored, a .695 slugging percentage and a .519 on-base mark Also hit over .400 as a junior Played football (wide receiver and tight end) during his senior year Was named the Redwood High School Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2005 and the school's Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2004 Helped his 2002 rugby team to a ninth place finish at the English National Tournament and earned First Team All-County honors Coached in baseball by Joe Garcia (Redwood) and Charles Shipp (London Central).
Other Amateur Baseball: Played for the Woodstock River Bandits of the Valley League in the summer of 2007, hitting .165 (6-36) with three RBI and two stolen bases for a team that finished 22-25 overall and made the first round of the conference playoffs Spent the summer of 2006 playing for the Hawaii Alli's of the Hawaii Collegiate Baseball League, helping the club to a regular season title after a 20-10 mark and making the conference's All-Star Game as a third baseman Finished the 2006 season with a batting average over .300 A three-time member of the Great Britain National Baseball Team (2003-05) Was named Most Valuable Player and Best Hitter at the 2004 European Junior Championships Played for Team RBI at the 2003 Tournament of Stars in Joplin, Missouri.
MLB First-Year Player Draft: Has never been drafted.
Getting To Know Stephen Brown
Parents: Daniel and Monica Brown
Sports Family: Uncle, Mike McCoy, was a defensive tackle at Notre Dame (1967-69) and was drafted as the second overall pick in 1970 by the Green Bay Packers before playing 11 seasons in the NFL with the Green Bay Packers, Oakland Raiders, Detroit Lions and New York Giants
I would describe myself as a person as: Hard-working and dedicated
The reason I love baseball is: The combination of the team and the individual
The teammate I admire most is: Nolan Gallagher
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: How to write a paper in less than an hour
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite Pro Sports Athlete: John Smoltz
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: Jesus
Favorite Book: The Bible
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: Hitting a home run to win the national championship
Best Advice Received: Hard work pays off
Advice To Youngsters: Never stop learning
The people who have had the most influence on my life are: My parents
For me to improve as a player, I need to: Work on the mental side of the game
When I played sports as a kid, I pretended to be: Michael Jordan
Hard Work: Spent part of the summer of 2006 doing construction work
Did You Know? Stephen was born in Boise, ID, and moved to Amman, Jordan when he was three months old ... He learned to play baseball at the American Embassy in Jordan ... His family moved when he was seven years old to High Wycombe, England, and then he moved back to the United States (Visalia, California) after his sophomore year in high school ... His parents continue to live in England, where they work as missionaries
Earliest Baseball Memory: Hitting a home run in tee-ball but getting called out for overtaking the runner at first base when he was five years old
Last Updated: February 25, 2007